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(12) Demande de brevet: (11) CA 2864795
(54) Titre français: APPAREIL ET PROCEDES POUR LA PREPARATION DE CUVES DE REACTION AVEC UNE IMPRIMANTE TRIDIMENSIONNELLE (3-D)
(54) Titre anglais: APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR THE PREPARATION OF REACTION VESSELS WITH A 3D -PRINTER
(51) Classification internationale des brevets (CIB):
  • B01L 3/00 (2006.01)
  • B28B 1/00 (2006.01)
  • B29C 67/00 (2006.01)
(72) Inventeurs (Pays):
  • CRONIN, LEROY (Royaume-Uni)
(73) Titulaires (Pays):
  • THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GLASCOW (Royaume-Uni)
(71) Demandeurs (Pays):
  • THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GLASCOW (Royaume-Uni)
(74) Agent: RIDOUT & MAYBEE LLP
(45) Délivré:
(86) Date de dépôt PCT: 2013-02-18
(87) Date de publication PCT: 2013-08-22
(30) Licence disponible: S.O.
(30) Langue des documents déposés: Anglais

(30) Données de priorité de la demande:
Numéro de la demande Pays Date
1202737.1 Royaume-Uni 2012-02-17

Abrégé français

L'invention concerne des procédés permettant de préparer et d'utiliser des cuves de réaction fabriquées ou pouvant être fabriquées par des procédés d'impression en trois dimensions, y compris une méthode pour préparer un composé, pouvant comprendre les étapes de : (i) production d'une cuve de réaction par un procédé d'impression en trois dimensions, la cuve de réaction possédant un volume donné de réaction ; (ii) mise en contact d'un ou plusieurs réactifs, éventuellement jumelés à un agent catalytique ou à un solvant, utilisés dans la synthèse d'un composé ; et de (iii) réaction d'un ou plusieurs réactifs dans la chambre de réaction, éventuellement en présence de l'agent catalytique et du solvant, dans la cuve de réaction, permettant ainsi la formation du composé.


Abrégé anglais

Provided are methods for preparing and using reaction vessels obtained or obtainable by 3D-printin methods, including a method for preparing a product compound, the method comprising the steps of: (i) providing a reaction vessel that is obtained by a 3-D printing method, wherein the reaction vessel has a reaction space; (ii) providing one or more reagents, optionally together with a catalyst or a solvent, for use in the synthesis of the product compound; and (iii) permitting the one or more reagents to react in the reaction space, optionally in the presence of the catalyst and the solvent, in the reaction vessel, thereby to form the product compound.


Note : Les revendications sont présentées dans la langue officielle dans laquelle elles ont été soumises.


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Claims
1. A method for preparing a product compound, the method comprising the
steps of:
(i) providing a reaction vessel that is obtained by a 3-D printing method,
wherein
the reaction vessel has a reaction space;
(ii) providing one or more reagents, optionally together with a catalyst or a
solvent, for use in the synthesis of the product compound; and
(iii) permitting the one or more reagents to react in the reaction space,
optionally
in the presence of the catalyst and the solvent, in the reaction vessel,
thereby to form the
product compound.
2. A method according to claim 1, wherein one of the one or more reagents,
or the
catalyst or the solvent where present, is delivered to the reaction vessel by
a 3-D printer.
3. A method according to claim 2, wherein one of the one or more reagents
is
delivered to the reaction vessel by the 3-D printer.
4. A method according to any one of claims 1 to 3, wherein a wall of the
reaction
vessel comprises a reagent or catalyst for use in the preparation of the
product
compound, wherein at least a portion of the reagent or catalyst is available
for reaction at
the reaction space.
5. A method according to any one of claims 1 to 4, wherein the reaction
vessel is
provided with a fluid channel in communication with the reaction space,
wherein the fluid
channel is suitable for removal of reaction material to or from the reaction
space.
6. A method according to claim 5, wherein the reaction vessel is provided
with a
reservoir which is in fluid communication with the reaction space via the
channel.
7. A method according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein the
reaction
vessel is provided with a plurality of reaction spaces, and the reaction
spaces are in fluid
communication.
8. A method according to claim 7, wherein a wall of each of two or more
reaction
spaces comprises a reagent or catalyst for use in the preparation of a product
compound, wherein at least a portion of the reagent or catalyst is available
for reaction at
each of the two or more reaction spaces.
9. A method according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein a
reaction space
is a chamber.

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10. A method according to any one of the claims 1 to 9, wherein a reaction
space is a
fluid channel.
11. A method according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein the
reaction
vessel has a window for viewing the contents of a reaction space.
12. A method according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein the a
membrane
is provided in a reaction space.
13. A method according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein the
reaction
vessel is self-healing.
14. A method according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein the
reaction
vessel comprises one or more electrodes which are available at the reaction
space.
15. A method according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein the
reaction
vessel is a multicomponent reaction vessel.
16. A method according to claim 15, wherein each component has a reaction
space,
and the reaction spaces are in fluid communication.
17. A method according to claim 16, wherein the components are separate.
18. A method according to claim 7 or claim 8, wherein the one or more
reagents are
permitted to react in a first reaction space, optionally in the presence of
the catalyst and
the solvent, in the reaction vessel, thereby to form a first product compound;
subsequently transferring the product formed in the first reaction space to a
second reaction space;
providing one or more further reagents, optionally together with a further
catalyst
and/or further solvent, for use in the synthesis of a second product compound;
permitting the one or more further reagents to react with the first product in
the
second reaction space, optionally in the presence of the further catalyst
and/or the
further solvent, thereby to form the second product compound.
19. The method according to any one of the preceding claims, further
comprising the
step of analysing the product compound.
20. The method according to any one of the preceding claims, further
comprising the
step of isolating the product compound.

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21. Use of a 3-0 printed vessel as a reaction vessel for a chemical
reaction, wherein
the vessel is a reaction vessel as defined in any one of claims 4 to 17.
*****
22. A method for analysing the outcome of a reaction, the method comprising
the
steps of:
(i) performing a reaction in the reaction space of a first reaction vessel,
and
determining a reaction outcome;
(ii) preparing a second reaction vessel using a 3-D printing method, wherein
the
second reaction vessel differs from the first reaction vessel;
(iii) performing a reaction in the reaction space of the second reaction
vessel, and
determining a reaction outcome;
(iv) comparing the reaction outcomes from step (i) and step (ii).
23. The method according to claim 22, wherein the first reaction vessel is
obtained by
a 3-D printing method.
24. The method according to claim 22 or claim 23, wherein the reaction
outcome is a
parameter selected from the group consisting of: the yield of a product, the
yield of a by-
product, the identity of the product, identity of a by-product, product
molecular weight,
product polydispersity, product size, product shape, surface enhanced
resonance effect,
conductivity, magnetic state, quantum spin state, nuclear spin state, melting
point,
boiling point, circular dichromism, binding affinity, the maximum, minimum or
average
temperature of the reaction, reaction time, redox potential, wavelengths of
absorbance or
emission, and absorbance maximum.
25. The method according to any one of claims 22 to 24, wherein the second
reaction
vessel differs from the first reaction vessel in one or more of the parameters
selected
from the group consisting of:
reaction space volume;
reaction space shape;
reaction space wall surface area;
reaction space wall surface composition;
reaction space wall surface roughness;
vessel shape;
vessel size; and
vessel material.
26. The method according to any one of claims 22 to 25, wherein the first
and/or the
second reaction vessel is provided with a fluid channel in communication with
the

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reaction space, wherein the fluid channel is suitable for removal of reaction
material to or
from the reaction space.
27. The method according to claim 26, wherein the second reaction vessel
differs
from the first reaction vessel in one or more of the parameters selected from
the group
consisting of:
channel shape;
channel cross section; and
number of channels.
28. The method according to any one of claims 22 to 27, wherein the
reaction
conducted in the second reaction vessel has an optimised reaction outcome.
29. The method according to any one of claims 22 to 28, wherein the
reaction vessel
is a reaction vessel as defined in any one of claims 4 to 17.
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30. A method for preparing a reaction vessel, the method comprising the
steps of:
(i) providing a programmable 3-D printer, wherein a printing head of the 3-D
printer is provided with a material for printing;
(ii) printing a vessel according to a printing schedule, thereby to obtain a
reaction
vessel.
31. The method according to claim 30, wherein a printing head of the 3-D
printer is
provided with a reagent, a catalyst or a solvent, and the reagent, catalyst or
solvent is
printed onto or into the reaction vessel by the 3-D printer.
32. The method according to claim 30 or claim 31, wherein the reaction
vessel is as
defined in any one of claims 4 to 17.
* * * * *
33. A reaction vessel obtained or obtainable by the method of any one of
claims 30
to 32.


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Titre Date
(86) Date de dépôt PCT 2013-02-18
(87) Date de publication PCT 2013-08-22
(85) Entrée nationale 2014-08-15

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Abrégé 2014-08-15 1 66
Revendications 2014-08-15 4 201
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Page couverture 2014-11-07 1 50
PCT 2014-08-15 10 333
Taxes 2014-08-15 3 67
PCT 2014-09-05 5 134